JVS SoCal is uncompromising in pursuit of its mission to build better lives, one job at a time by empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. We support our programs’ efforts through aggressive public, private and philanthropic fundraising for organizational growth and sustainability.

As the Proposal Writer, you will have a direct impact in the lives of those we serve. You have a passion to help our program teams provide those most in need with the case management, job skills, training and tools required to give them a fresh start and a new career path and will research and write proposals to new and returning funders. The preferred candidate will have a working knowledge of the Workforce Development system.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similarly related or a logical assignment.


Job Description and Duties:

JVS SoCal is seeking a passionate, mission-aligned,  creative person who will develop, write, review, edit and submit Letters of Intent and grant applications  for foundation and corporate funding.  You will also conduct research for potential funding.  The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented team player who enjoys and is successful working independently and in a fast-paced team environment. You will bring creativity to blend with funding requirements to explore opportunities for strategic growth and expansion.

You have successfully worked with vulnerable populations in programs designed to foster personal growth and success. You will attend bidders’ meetings, complete grant analysis documentation to aid in determining grants to pursue, and develop relationships with foundation and corporate funders. This is a full-time non-exempt union position and will report to the Foundation & Corporate Grants Manager.


Position Requirements:

Ideal candidates will have previous experience working with programs serving vulnerable populations; minimum of two years of demonstrated experience researching grants and writing grants in the employment, training, social services, and/or educational arenas; knowledge of philanthropic fundraising sources, research techniques and strategies for prospect research and fundraising; and have a track record of success in winning competitive proposals.

This position will write funder reports, maintain excellent historical records, and ensure the program team has the goals, outcomes and expectations of each award.  Ideal candidates bring demonstrated success in strong conceptual, computer and organizational skills; and competency in Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database. You embrace outcomes and pay strict attention to detail. You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
Able to operate standard office equipment and work from a blended home and office environment.

Minimum BA/BS in Social Work, Education, Writing/Literature, Public Policy, Non-Profit Management or a related social service field.

Please send your resume and cover letter to ,  with subject line: JVS SoCal Proposal Writer